Trapped indoors by the Beast of the East & Storm Emma. I decided to listen back to the first ten episodes of the Indian Startup Show and put together the best bits.
First, I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to show for the past two years.Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! Over 300,000 listens so I’m very grateful. So sit back & enjoy some of the best moments from the first ten episodes. So today you will hear from
Harshdeep Singh - Harshdeep, a young entrepreneur from Pune, India.
- Spending the last 3 years building an iPhone App, called Wrap it up while studying.
- Being 6ft 8
- We talk about why he prefers to be anti-social.
- Why he read Steve Jobs autobiography 10 times!
- 15-day coding streak.
- The hardest bit about building the app
- Keeping motivated
- Getting 5-star ratings
- Who are the users
- A funny story where the name comes from
- Make it big once
- Starting young
Deepak Abbot - who spent time working at the head of mobile growth at Times internet
- Decision-making methods, techniques, and processes including retention and referral strategies.
- A recent trip to Google HQ in mountain view.
- Useful ideas for anyone looking at promoting an app in India
- Why mobile app uninstall rates are so high in India?
- Having 11 food apps on his phone!
- Good app ideas.
Stuart Noakes - Co-Founder of Tech Hub Bangalore & Boston
- Launching in June 2014 with an empty room, no chairs with the words IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN! painted on the walls.
- Being one of the top co-working spaces in India.
- Shares his inspiration and experiences of being the co-founder of TechHubs in Bangalore & Boston along with some of the challenges & opportunities of working in Bangalore
- Visiting India for the first time
- Bangalore ecosystem - 80,000 IT Graduates, $2.7 Billion in funding. 37% IT spent in India goes through Bangalore.
- Meeting awesome people every time he visits India
- Adding value to people
- Best moment so far at TechHub Bangalore
- What entrepreneurs need
Reema Sathe - CEO Happy Roots
- 50% of people in India still depend on agriculture for their earnings.
- Starting out as a chemical engineer for a big corporation and then quit to follow her dreams of helping farmers in her region.
- How she got started - an accident that just happened!
- Creating her first commercial pilot scheme and producing over 1000 organic eggs, which she supply's to high-end restaurants in Pune
- Getting feedback from farmers
- Love of writing
- Favourite blogs and books
Krishna Yogi - Founder Maptags
- Addresses in India are so confusing!
- Coming up with a simple, innovative solutions
- How it works
- Attracting users and making money
- Do your homework!
- interviewing Krishna, while on holiday!
- Advice on launching your own startup
- Getting paid for the first time!
- Coming up with ideas
Devin Millar - Lead developer at Nextdrop
- Quitting university and coming over to India.
- How it got started
- Big issues
- Key metrics
- Understanding the rules of cricket!
- Tackling India’s water issues.
- Life in Bangalore
- Personal highlights
- How it works,
- Building a non- typical web 2.0 product
- How do they market this product
- How they attract customers,
- Building products for people who have never used the internet
- First impressions of India
- Favourite books and blogs
- Plans for the future.
Pushkar Gaikwad - founder of Aeroleads
- “SOFTWARE" is eating the world,
- Bootstrapping his SaaS (software as a service) company
- Generating revenue.
- Building startups and multiple products
- How to generate sales for your business.
- Using marketing channels like Linkedin to generate leads.
- Growth hacking
- Sales lifecycle
- List item
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